Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
|University of Cambridge|
|Scarf colours: maroon, with two equally-spaced narrow grey stripes|
|Location||Storey's Way, Cambridge, England (map)|
|Full name||The Master, Fellows and Scholars of Fitzwilliam College in the University of Cambridge|
|Motto||Ex antiquis et novissimis optima (Latin)|
|Motto in English||The best of old and new|
|Established||1966 (1869 as a non-collegiate body)|
|Sister college||St Edmund Hall, Oxford|
|Master||The Baroness Morgan of Huyton|
The college traces its origins back to 1869 and the foundation of the Non-Collegiate Students Board, a venture intended to offer academically excellent students of all backgrounds a chance to study at the university. The institution was originally based at Fitzwilliam Hall (later renamed Fitzwilliam House), opposite the Fitzwilliam Museum in south-west Cambridge. Having moved to its present site in the north of the city, Fitzwilliam attained collegiate status in 1966. Female undergraduates were first admitted in 1978, around the time most colleges were first admitting women.
Notable alumni of Fitzwilliam College include six Nobel Laureates, a large number of prominent academics, public officials, businesspeople, clergy and athletes, three heads of state or government, one current UK Supreme Court Justice, and a significant number of political figures including a former Liberal Democrats leader, a former Chancellor of the Exchequer, and the current and former Commissioners of the Metropolitan Police.